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How to Evaluate Information Sources: Fake News Poll

Viewers will learn which criteria to use to evaluate resources

Trump raised military pay

President Trump raised military pay for the first time in 10 years

Is this information true?
Yes: 43 votes (37.39%)
No: 44 votes (38.26%)
Not sure: 28 votes (24.35%)
Total Votes: 115

Mozart vs. Beyonce

Mozart outsold Beyonce in CDs in 2016

Is this information true?
Yes: 32 votes (16.49%)
No: 134 votes (69.07%)
Not sure: 28 votes (14.43%)
Total Votes: 194

Michael J Fox

Back to the Future IV' confirmed by Michael J. Fox

Is this information true?
Yes: 25 votes (14.2%)
No: 94 votes (53.41%)
Not sure: 57 votes (32.39%)
Total Votes: 176

Child Smoking Cigarette at Soccer Game

A child was spotted at a soccer game smoking a cigarette

 

Is this information true?
Yes: 56 votes (60.22%)
No: 32 votes (34.41%)
Not sure: 5 votes (5.38%)
Total Votes: 93

Man Catches Cellphone on Roller Coaster

Man catches cellphone in mid-air on roller coaster

Is this information true?
Yes: 71 votes (72.45%)
No: 21 votes (21.43%)
Not sure: 6 votes (6.12%)
Total Votes: 98

Costco Coupon

Costco is giving away $75 coupon

Is this information true?
Yes: 25 votes (14.2%)
No: 94 votes (53.41%)
Not sure: 57 votes (32.39%)
Total Votes: 176

Goldfish Attention Span

Study: Humans now have shorter attention spans than goldfish

Is this information true?
Yes: 41 votes (33.88%)
No: 67 votes (55.37%)
Not sure: 13 votes (10.74%)
Total Votes: 121

Amazon Allows U.S. Customers to Rent Certain Textbooks

Amazon allows U.S. customers to rent certain textbooks for a fee

Is this information true?
Yes: 68 votes (70.1%)
No: 14 votes (14.43%)
Not sure: 15 votes (15.46%)
Total Votes: 97

Boy Has Over 500 Teeth Removed

Indian boy has over 500 tooth-like structures removed

Is this information true?
Yes: 38 votes (40.86%)
No: 39 votes (41.94%)
Not sure: 16 votes (17.2%)
Total Votes: 93

Apple Notifies Users Over Suspicious Activity

Apple notifies users over suspicious activity on their accounts

Is this information true?
Yes: 55 votes (67.07%)
No: 17 votes (20.73%)
Not sure: 10 votes (12.2%)
Total Votes: 82

Woman Pecked to Death by Rooster

An Australian woman was pecked to death by her rooster

Is this information true?
Yes: 44 votes (46.81%)
No: 39 votes (41.49%)
Not sure: 11 votes (11.7%)
Total Votes: 94

Martian Life

Former NASA Scientist Says Life Found on Mars in 1970s

Is this information true?
Yes: 32 votes (16.49%)
No: 134 votes (69.07%)
Not sure: 28 votes (14.43%)
Total Votes: 194

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